Salsa > Is staying on beat important?

Discussion in 'Salsa' started by ticolora, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Jag75

    Jag75 Active Member

    Having said all that yes it is quite common for dancers to not be on time, or have a deep understanding of timing and rhythm.
  2. ticolora

    ticolora Member

    This is kind of amazing, the idea of being ignorant about dancing off beat - I still don't believe it's possible. How can somebody's perception of the music and understanding of a dance can be so drastically, qualitatively, different from mine?!

    And I'm not talking about just being off beat, but dancing to a different tempo - like CBL takes 9 and a half beats to execute (and - no, not getting back on beat on 5).

    You think I should just ask next time I see one of them? That might be pretty rude, but there is also a chance I will get an answer that will open my eyes to the whole new dimension of the dance.
  3. RiseNFall

    RiseNFall Well-Known Member

    Probably not a good idea. ;)
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  4. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    They could just be bad dancers or have poor rhythm. I suggest you just work with someone to make sure your own dancing is as good as it can be, and not worry about anyone else.
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